New model would be my best guess. The fact that the J2 is not that much different than its predecessor (same sensor for example), I'd jump at it if I were in the market! It's quite a deal... About half what I paid!
Darn... I paid about $750 for the two-lens kit from B&H less than two weeks ago. So far I'm quite happy with the kit, but I would like it even better with another $100 in my pocket. I thought I was being smart by buying before the end of September to take advantage of a big discount being offered. Who know it would go even lower? B&H is back to the full list price, but they are also closed for the Jewish holiday season. I wonder what their price will look like when they open back up.
>Darn... I paid about $750 for the two-lens kit from B&H >less than two weeks ago. So far I'm quite happy with the kit, >but I would like it even better with another $100 in my >pocket. I thought I was being smart by buying before the end >of September to take advantage of a big discount being >offered. Who know it would go even lower? B&H is back to >the full list price, but they are also closed for the Jewish >holiday season. I wonder what their price will look like when >they open back up.
I hear ya, I bought my truck a year ago for $56,000 and this year the same truck is $46,000 (of the same year of course). A camera that drops a few hundred doesn't seem all that bad. Its the sign of the times.Tell me anything that doesn't drop in price right after you purchase it or doesn't have a new model or upgrade shortly after you get it.You ever wonder why all our youth has stress and anxiety in their lives.Everything moves too fast anymore and no one takes the time to enjoy what they already have. WC
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I wonder if it will have the buttons and pro features we have all been wanting? This go around I may not jump even though I'd like those features. The two things that bother me most about my V1 are absence of minimum SS in Auto-ISO and an ability to set Auto-1600.
I can live without the minimum SS in auto. But what I'd like most in a V2:
1. Disable forced image review 2. Better sensor (always good!) 3. For the love of Pete, new lenses! 4. Easier not to turn the shooting dial 5. AF-C using the FT1 with more than just the center AF area 6. Updated menu system that makes a bit more sense 7. Dynamic brightness with a DOF preview button
+100 on your list! AF-C on the FT-1 and/or better sensor are the items that would cause me to upgrade. I like the 1 System. Guess I should get around to considering that 50mm f/1.8 equivalent, that alone should make for more professional results due to lower ISOs used.
How do you work around the minimum SS? I end up using Shutter Priority but I hate it. I always end up accidentally underexposing when I am out of light (unlike aperture priority with a minimum SS setting which just drops the shutter speed).
Yes the V1 makes a great point and shoot. Great package of features, fast AF, fast FPS, versatile, able to shoot completely silently in electronic shutter mode, big CPU and buffer capability. Compact 80-300 equivalent is a bonus. For me it fits into my PP workflow since it shoots Nkon Raw. Has some annoying handling issues but they can be worked around.
And due to its on sensor PDAF it is in some ways Nikon's most accomplished video camera and it accepts an external microphone which is a pro feature.
That deal you mention is fantastic. I might prefer a two zoom kit and get the 50mm FOV f/1.8 later but each to their own. I also have the flash and FT-1.
I took advantage of the price cut for the twin lens kit over here . The camera was much criticised when it was first released, unjustly in my view. The price now represents good value, whereas at launch it was probably a bit expensive. I have found the image quality very good and it represents an excellent back up for my D7000. If Nikon does release a V2 in the near future, it will possibly be at the premium price that most of their new products command.
I was all ready to pull the trigger until I started doing some research, and I was taken aback with the DXO Mark sensor ratings. The new Sony RX100 has the same size CX sensor with 24 mp and substantially higher ratings. Perhaps Nikon is going to put that sensor in the V2. Either way, I think that as good of a deal as it may be that I'm going to wait. I would rather pay a few hundred dollars more if there is going to be a significant improvement in the new camera, and technology in the sensor department seems to be on a tear lately.
My understanding is that Aptiva (the manufacture of the 1 sensor) has just come out with an upgrade (still 10MP) that has much higher ISO and Movie capabilities. I currently only use my V1 up to 3200 ISO.
I thoroughly respect your opinions, but that is an incredibly high number based upon DXO's scores. Even the D2X had a higher ISO score than the V1, and anything shot above ISO 800 with the D2X was strictly a snapshot unless alot of noise lent itself to the photo.
(If you use my link, you have to click on "Compare up to 3 items under View Comparisons.)
Nikon has used Sony sensors in the past and has actually improved upon the results. I don't think that Sony had the CX sensor when they made the V1, so maybe we're going to get a pleasant surprise.
Edit: Don't get me wrong, the Nikon 1 has incredible scores for such a small camera. It beats the pants off of all of the better P&S's like the P7100. And, my comparison with the D2X is really a compliment since that camera was the creme de la creme of professional cameras a few short years ago and is still a strong contender at base ISO and slightly higher. I still haven't ruled out the V1 since the new price covers the original price of the three lenses, so the body is almost free, and "free" is always a good thing.